Neighbors glad to see them go

June 22, 2010 Comments off

This home on Old Morganfield Road had been vacant for years until the city condemned it and forced its sale at public auction last week.

Neighbors living near 631 Old Shady Grove Road are thrilled at the prospects of getting rid of what they say has been an eyesore for the past eight or 10 years.
The ranch-style home on the corner of Old Shady Grove Road and Country Drive – a primary route to the local park – has been the source of discussion for years, especially around the neighborhood. The property, owned last by Marc English and an out-of-town mortgage company, was auctioned at the courthouse door last week after the City of Marion forced the sale.
It is one of five properties that the city has been aggressively working on, trying to compel owners to either clean them up or get rid of them. When they can’t reach an agreement, the city condemns the property and it’s sold at public auction like the one on Old Shady Grove Road.
“The grass would get so high they’d have to bush hog it,” said Mike Hamilton, who lives next door. “I am very proud that it has sold.”

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Neighbors living near 631 Old Shady Grove Road are thrilled at the prospects of getting rid of what they say has been an eyesore for the past eight or 10 years.
The ranch-style home on the corner of Old Shady Grove Road and Country Drive – a primary route to the local park – has been the source of discussion for years, especially around the neighborhood. The property, owned last by Marc English and an out-of-town mortgage company, was auctioned at the courthouse door last week after the City of Marion forced the sale.
It is one of five properties that the city has been aggressively working on, trying to compel owners to either clean them up or get rid of them. When they can’t reach an agreement, the city condemns the property and it’s sold at public auction like the one on Old Shady Grove Road.
“The grass would get so high they’d have to bush hog it,” said Mike Hamilton, who lives next door. “I am very proud that it has sold.”

See more in this week’s printed edition

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